New Adventure

25th January 2018

Excited to announce I will be starting a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada. I will be working with Dr. Maria Strack looking at impact of disturbance on restored and natural peatlands and subsequent impacts on carbon emissions and vegetation communities. I cannot wait to start my Canadian adventure!

Cover star

22nd December 2017

Our article “Upscaling CH4 Fluxes Using High-Resolution Imagery in Arctic Tundra Ecosystems” was chosen as the cover article for the December (Vol 9, Issue 12) of Remote Sensing which is a lovely honour.


You can check out this paper (and the others in the issue here)

Similarly, this paper was part of a special issue: Remote Sensing of Arctic Tundra . You can check out the other papers here

PhD is done and dusted

2nd November 2017

I passed my PhD with minor corrections which was incredibly exciting. I haven’t been that nervous in a long time and I thought I might pass out during the first ten minutes. I had a really good discussion with my examiners Dr. Iain Hartley and Professor Colin Osbourne.

I thought I’d just add a picture of me on the day of submitting my thesis (11th August 2017)20664114_10159199104590611_4579984634630805069_n

Resourcefulness and resilience in the Arctic tundra

My research was highlighted here: Resourcefulness and resilience in the Arctic tundra

Lego Tundra

I’m a bit of a Lego fanatic so I thought it would be fun to make a diagram using Lego to illustrate what happens to arctic tundra ecosystems if they become wetter or drier


If anyone else has #legoyourscience – please let me know! I should really try and make some other diagrams…


I hosted Biotweeps for a week (26th September – 2nd October 2016). I had a fantastic time showcasing all things tundra. You can check out my archive of tweets here

I would really encourage anyone out there to take part – it was a fantastic experience I learned a lot about using social media to engage in science outreach. You can sign up here

That week also unleashed the hashtag #fieldworkscares to the world. It became much bigger than I anticipated but it was enlightening (and rather scary) to see the various ways in which fieldwork can be quite nerve wracking. It was even featured on The Verge website.